I’m traveling to Oslo, Norway to attend a concert by the Russian pianist Grigory Sokolov at the Oslo Opera House. I also plan to do some shopping, take a boat ride around the inner harbor, and enjoy walking around the old city.
About the Concert
Saturday, November 18, 2017 Oslo Opera House Grigory Sokolov, piano
|Haydn||Keyboard Sonata, Hob. XVI:44|
|Haydn||Keyboard Sonata, Hob. XVI:32|
|Haydn||Keyboard Sonata, Hob. XVI:36|
|Beethoven||Piano Sonata No. 27, Op. 90|
|Beethoven||Piano Sonata No. 32, Op. 111|
|Schubert||Moment musicaux No. 1 in C major|
|Chopin||Nocturne in B major, Op. 32, No. 1|
|Chopin||Nocturne in A-flat major, Op. 32, No. 2|
|Chopin||Prelude in D flat major, “Raindrop”|
|Chopin||Prelude in C minor|
About the Artist
Each Sokolov concert is unique in its own way. His technique is utterly peerless, but he rarely adheres to a template for piano virtuosos. He is known for his ability to draw an unusually broad spectrum of colours and sounds from the keys. Sokolov’s interpretations are usually deeply personal. If you’d like to learn more about Sokolov, a good place to start is the article Last of the Titans.